I’m hearing this statement thrown around from the press to interacting with others in person. Families, long time friends and even business deals have broken in most recent times in America. But is this the most divided time America has ever experienced? In the 1770s we weren’t all united- some wanted to break away from… Continue reading Is America more divided today than ever?
Just in time! On Independence Day- most people would discuss about the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4th 1776. Or what they will grill today. But I’ve decided to talk more about the religious roots that help jump-start this War of Independence which John Hancock would sign off on what would become… Continue reading America’s religious roots
Many people often confuse selfishness with having self-interest. It can sound similar, but the meanings are very different. So different that one is consider bad and the other is good. Making this error (or intentionally to confuse others) can be deadly for the individual, family/business and expand out into a nation. Here is the Google… Continue reading Self-interest is not selfish
OPEN UP THE MARKETS! Tea party patriots are heavily in favor for the free market. Perhaps the most important policy standing next to a small government for a conservative is having a free enterprise system. Private businesses are far better than having a big government economy simply because of this reason: Businesses must persuade… Continue reading Unleash the free enterprise you say, but why?
The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values. – Phyllis Schlafly
Demonizing “Wall Street” is as foolish as demonizing “Broadway” because you dislike theater. Yes, there are people who have worked in companies located in buildings on Wall Street that have behaved reprehensibly.
That fact doesn’t discredit the honest success of the free market.
Bernie shamelessly demonizes Wall Street in order to promote the politics of envy from which he hopes to become the beneficiary. Bernie only speaks on expanding the Government, NOT economy. (Take note on how he never calls out the Feds.)
So when little companies do try to grow as they should, and baby businesses that please their customers tend to become big businesses–that is a no in socialism. Bernie sees demons when businesses band together geographically-on Wall Street.
This closely mirrors how secular fundamentalists tend to see any group of people positively working together. By contrast, the Godly model of social organization is a vast and unrestrained network of human connection. A model that resembles the neurological connections in a human brain. Yet, another harsh reminder to the progressive left that humans hold a higher value, duty and obligation than a beaver.
Therefore, when Any individual interacts with another whether to build a family or business, the Government Must step in. Secular fundamentalist governments (Bernie wants) tend to discourage traditional family life as they discourage privately owned businesses. Freedom and human relationships goes completely against the left wing. And what a coincidence, both the family nuclear and private companies are under attack.
Lastly, who did cause the financial mortgage collapse? Was it the evil bankers of Wall Street? Or was it perhaps Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank and their Community Reinvestment Act empowering regulators to punish banks that failed to “meet the credit needs” of “low-income, minority, and distressed neighborhoods” which forced banks to make a quota of housing loans to high risk borrowers? But of course Congressman Frank who famously said in 2003, “I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation toward subsidized housing” blamed the crisis on the greed of Wall Street.
Preventing people to reach their full potential is not only damaging to the economy, but evil. It creates an atmosphere of laziness, racism (because now others who did worked hard to get what they earned have a sense of superiority over the minorities.) envy and discriminates. The opportunity to succeed should always be available- Not a hand out. Which in reality, is an insult on the people.
Keep in mind there is a big difference between a bank (company, church, education or family) making its own decisions versus being forced to act in accordance with what politicians want it to do.
Wall Street is a convenient political whipping boy and contrasts nicely with the politician’s polemic of ‘Standing for Main Street against Wall Street.’ Of course without Wall Street, Main Street’s car dealership wouldn’t be making any car loans.
God’s plan for human economic interaction was for His children to engage in free, honest, voluntary and transparent economic exchange for their benefit because, like marriage and family, business brings people together.